We had the first screening of our new film “The Domo Boys” in the Ration Shed on the 10th July as part of our NAIDOC celebrations. The film is about a group of former Dormitory boys who tell their stories of growing up in the Boys Dormitory in Cherbourg. The aim of the project was to “give a voice to those many boys – now men, many of them deceased – who tell of their individual experiences of the Act’s total control of their lives”.
Many of the ex DOMO boys came to see the film. It was a very touching and emotional day but a wonderful and powerful event. The Healing Foundation funded the making of the film. Copies are available for sale at the Ration Shed.
On the 11th July we held our Open day NAIDOC celebrations and many people attended. We had 3 schools and many community people all celebrating NAIDOC together and everyone had a beautiful day. Look at our photographs that capture the spirit of the day. Thanks to all those people who worked so hard to make this day so special for everyone. We also want to thank our funders – The Aboriginal Community Interest Consultative Committee (ACICC) and the Australian Government Indigenous Co-ordination Centre (ICC) as well as the Murgon businesses that contributed towards the art prizes.